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Sustained Recovery: Don’t Make Aftercare an Afterthought

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Recovery is a process, and Family Treatment Courts (FTCs) are a time-limited acute intervention in a family’s life. FTCs must blend aftercare planning into its program design to best support parents and their children after case closure. Aftercare plans, also known as “continuing care plans,” can provide parents with structure, accountability, and needed ongoing services to both parents and children after child welfare, treatment services, and the FTC no longer remain a central part of their lives. 

This Practice Academy shares the "do's and don'ts" of aftercare planning, highlights innovative approaches to continuing care, and offers strategies and examples that FTC teams use to support sustained family recovery.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the purpose and process of aftercare planning.
  • Establish do's and don'ts of aftercare planning.
  • Apply lessons about aftercare planning successes and challenges from FTC alumni in sustained recovery.
  • Adopt strategies from recovery research and innovative FTCs focused on sustained recovery.

This webinar is part of the 2024 Practice Academy Series. 

Date Created: March 19, 2024